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Book Review: Santa's Countdown to Christmas, 24 Days of Stories by Kim Thompson, Illustrated by Elodie Duhameau

Santa's Countdown to Christmas by Kim Thompson, Illustrated by Elodie Duhameau was published on October 2, 2017 and is a book format of an advent calendar.  Told from the perspective of Santa Claus, the storyline chronicles what Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, the elves, and the reindeer do in preparation of Christmas on each day of December leading up to Christmas Day. I'd like to thank NetGalley and Crackboom! Books for giving me a copy of Santa's Countdown to Christmas in exchange for my honest review.  I was thrilled to be approved to read this book because I love Christmas and am a kid at heart. This picture book was well written and engaging.  The illustrations were phenomenal as well.  I even enjoyed reading it as an adult.  I wish I had kids of my own so I could buy it for them, but I guess I'll have to settle for buying it for family members and friends who have kids that believe in Santa Claus.  I'd recommend this book for babies through eight years old.  Reading

Book Review: Tell No One by Harlan Coben

Tell No One by Harlan CobenThere are very few books that make me want to stay up all night to finish it, but Harlan Coben's Tell No One was one of the few that made me want to stay up all night. However, I wasn't actually able to do that as I had lunch plans the following day. All I can say is that I am thrilled that this book was chosen for one of the book clubs I belong to.

This was my first time ever reading one of Harlan Coben's novels, and I absolutely loved his writing. I was sucked in from page one, and it had twists and turns galore. Like most thrillers, it does follow the typical formula most thriller writers use, so you knew the ending would be somewhat predictable. There really isn't much I can complain about . . . except for the last page when you're thrown for yet another twist. I really didn't care for that last minute twist. Other than that I was quite pleased.

While reading some of the reviews on Goodreads.com, one of the reviewers said they felt like it hinted at super violence and had more than they were comfortable with. I'm not really sure what they were expecting with a thriller as they typically have an element of violence in it. So, if you don't like violence, then you won't like this book, but in my opinion, Tell No One is a must read.


Synopsis of Tell No One by Harlan Coben

Dr. David Beck and his wife Elizabeth are at the family summer home when Elizabeth is kidnapped and killed. David is beaten and left for dead. Eight years later, David receives cryptic emails leaving him to believe his wife is still alive. Wanting to know if it is an elaborate hoax, David starts digging into the past, which just might cost him his life.

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